Evergreen Goodwill's Digital Equity Bus has officially hit the road! This article gives you an inside look at one of our first classes offered in the Maple Falls area of Whatcom County.
“In Hawaii, we have a word that’s kuleana – both our right and our responsibility – and I see that at Goodwill." – Shar
Shar's Evergreen Goodwill journey has officially come full circle. It's been over a decade since Shar walked through the doors of her local Job Training and Education (JTE) Center, looking to brush up on some computer skills, and she's now an instructor, teaching computer classes at our Whatcom County center. Coming to Evergreen Goodwill with a wealth of experience, she's hoping to use her skills and knowledge to set students up for success both inside and outside the classroom.
Goodwill Industries International (GII) CEO Steve Preston and Evergreen Goodwill of Northwest Washington VP of Mission Eileen Aparis joined Dr. Pat Baccili to discuss GII's initiative known as Rising Together, as well as new workforce polling data from Goodwill and Perry Undem.
“With Goodwill, I was able to access the internet, which has helped me to achieve my goals.” – Malgorzata
After emigrating to the United States from Europe, Malgorzata visited her local Job Training and Education Center after having difficulty finding a job. Evergreen Goodwill connected her to various classes, as well as technology that helped set Malgorzata up for success, and after much hard work and dedication, she now has a job that she loves in the health care industry!
Our Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A program is a FREE opportunity that's available to all Evergreen Goodwill employees who have been a part of the team for at least 90 days. This 4-6 week program gives employees an opportunity for career advancement while learning a wealth of valuable skills and experience.
We’re excited to put the spotlight on our brand new Digital Equity Bus, Evergreen Goodwill’s first high-tech mobile classroom.
The bus will bring our Job Training and Education (JTE) computer courses, workforce development programs and wraparound support services directly to rural and historically under-resourced communities across Northwest Washington.
State-of-the-art vehicle designed and equipped by Black & Veatch reflects what's possible in furthering diversity, equity and inclusion in workforce development
“If you fall or stumble, don’t let that just drag you down.” – Sonia
“Don’t let your past define you because it doesn’t.” – Tasha
Sonia and Tasha, two employees at our Silverdale nonprofit thrift store, have found great strength within their friendship that began shortly after joining the Evergreen Goodwill team and learning how closely their life stories align. They both hope their words will inspire and encourage others who come from similar backgrounds.
Rest assured that no matter what you donate to Goodwill, we will make every effort to give your treasures new life and purpose. This is our commitment to sustainability – but we can’t do it alone! Evergreen Goodwill works closely with several community organizations and government agencies to help reduce waste and keep items out of landfills.
Through the support of generous donors and shoppers who choose to go treasure hunting at Goodwill, we were able to save more than 76 million pounds of materials from local landfills just last year alone! At Evergreen Goodwill, we are all about reducing waste and playing our part in helping the environment.